The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) in Ondo State, has shut down the institution following a protest by students over the decision of the management to impose “no payment of tuition, no test, and no examination policy”.
Concise News learned that the step by the management of the institution to enforce the policy as 100 level and 200 level students started their test, was resisted by the students who staged a peaceful protest on the university campus.
In a circular released by the University’s authorities in March 2019, students who are yet to pay their recently hike tuition will pay additional #10,000 for late registration, without which students would not be allowed to write the first semester 2018/2019 tests and examination.
This made the students on Wednesday to protest against the decision of the school management to stop some of them who had not paid their school fees, from taking the continuous assessment test.
During the protest on Wednesday, the angry students in their large number disrupted academic activities on the campus of the university.
It was gathered that the students also stopped the ongoing continuous assessment test and sent all the students out of the classrooms.
One of the protesters said, “The university on Wednesday did not allow the students who were yet to pay or balance their school fees to take continuous assessment test and many of the students were sent out.
“We then had a very massive protest against the university management where all academic activities were grounded.”
In a statement issued by the Registrar of the institution, Dr Sunday Ayeerun, the varsity asked all students to vacate the campus and resume on Monday, May 20, 2019.
The statement read in part, “The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, has approved a mid-semester break for all students of the university.”
“All students of the university are, therefore, advised to proceed on the mid-semester break with immediate effect. Students are to resume to campus on Monday, May 20, 2019.”